If you’re looking to make money from writing from your own home in Australia, you have a few options available to you. Of course, not everyone is suited to writing – having an excellent grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar is a must, and having some formal training or background e.g. journalism can help a lot. For those who have the skills and determination necessary, it’s possible. Here are a few different ways to go about it:
These are forums where businesses go to to hire a contractor. There is a variety of work on offer, so some searching is required. However, you’re in direct competition with other freelance writers and the temptation to undercut them could mean that you’re selling yourself too cheaply. Some sites also display your earnings too – when you make money from your writing, it’s there for Australia and the rest of the world to see.
Word of mouth
The old adage ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’ applies here. This suits anyone with contacts in journalism, sales or marketing. Even then, it is hardly regular work. This option is also incredibly difficult for anyone out there on their own without a professional background, who just wishes to earn a few extra dollars each month.
Create your own website and sell advertising space
This is possible, but if you have no background in maintaining a blog, internet marketing or managing a Google Adwords account, it’s a long shot
Write for Words of Worth
Now, this is more like it. We’re always on the lookout for writers in Australia who have English as a first language and have top notch spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. We offer regular contracts wherever possible, competitive rates with regular monthly payment for completed briefs, and full support including resources, feedback and guidance from our editors.
However, our clients come to us as they know that they will get high quality content – this means that we carefully choose the writers we welcome on to the team; reliability is important. If you’d like to work for Words of Worth and make money from writing, why not read our FAQs page and apply today?